Crime Who Is Alison Nathan? Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Judge
Jury Selection Begins for Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, Accused of Grooming Jeffrey Epstein's Victims
Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to six felonies, including conspiracy to entice minors to engage in illegal sex acts , transportation of a minor and perjury. She pleaded not guilty to all charges and has been held without bond in a Brooklyn, N.Y., jail. Authorities say she helped her longtime companion Epstein groom girls as young as 14 for sexual abuse — incidents that she allegedly participated in herself. RELATED: Rape Survivor Who Worked for Jeffrey Epstein as a Teen Recruiter Reflects on Regrets At a press conference last year, Audrey Strauss, acting U.S.
U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan is presiding over the criminal sex abuse case against longtimeassociate , as opening statements are set to begin on Monday.
, a British socialite who has been detained in a Brooklyn jail since she was arrested on July 2, 2020, is accused of for the late convicted sex offender Epstein between 1994 and 2004.
Ghislaine Maxwell's family appeals to United Nations for help getting her out on bail
Ghislaine Maxwell’s siblings on Monday filed a complaint to the United Nations, calling her pre-trial detention an act of “unprecedented discrimination” and accusing U.S. authorities of trampling the “narrow line between justice and revenge.” © Provided by NBC News Maxwell, who is being held without bail ahead of her federal trial in New York City, was a confidante of Jeffrey Epstein — the millionaire financier and accused sex trafficker, who died by suicide in 2019 while in federal custody.
Maxwell has maintained her innocence in the case and has pleaded not guilty on all counts.
Who Is Alison J. Nathan?
The Manhattan federal judge is overseeing the sex abuse trial of Maxwell in the U.S. District Court. It is expected to last as long as six weeks.
Judge Nathan, 49, has spent a decade on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and earlier in November oversaw jury selection in Maxwell's trial.
A graduate of Cornell Law School, she was appointed in 2011 to the District Court by then President. Prior to that, she served as an associate White House counsel and special assistant to Obama, and later as a special counsel to New York State's solicitor general.
The judge also formerly held a position of legal clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S.. She was also an associate role in the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in New York and Washington, D.C. between 2002 and 2006.
Lauren Boebert Says Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Will Spur 'Misguided Outrage'
Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of grooming underage girls to have sex with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein."Tomorrow the Ghislaine Maxwell trial begins. Get ready for a higher-than-usual amount of leftist panic and misguided outrage," Boebert tweeted Sunday.
From 2008 to 2009, she was a Fritz Alexander Fellow at New York University School of Law and before that, from 2006 to 2008, a visiting assistant professor of law at Fordham University Law School.
Earlier in November, following a recommendation from U.S.Majority Leader , the White House said it had nominated the judge for a federal appeals court post—to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The White House in its announcement said that if confirmed, Nathan would become the second openly LGBTQ woman to serve as a federal appellate judge.
Schumer in his recommendation cited Judge Nathan's "experience, legal brilliance, love of the rule of law and perspective," and called her "outstanding."
"I am confident Alison Nathan, a deeply respected legal leader, would follow the facts and administer justice without fear or favor and will greatly help restore integrity and professionalism to the federal court," Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, added at the time.
No, the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Does Not Have a Gag Order
Several social media posts have claimed that members of the press have been barred from accessing the courtroom. © Davidoff Studios/Getty Images (L-R) Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein, and musician Michael Bolton pose for a portrait during a party at the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2000. Opening statements in Maxwell's trial are set to begin on Monday. "BREAKING: 'Judge In Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Issues Media-Wide Gag Order: All Press & Spectators Barred From Courtroom.
, the daughter of a British media mogul, . She has been denied bail on four occasions.
First accuser testifies in Ghislaine Maxwell sex-trafficking trial .
The first alleged victim to testify in Maxwell's trial said she was 14 during her first sexual encounter with Epstein. She said she met Epstein and Maxwell in 1994 while eating ice cream at a summer arts camp in Michigan. She told a packed court that Maxwell befriended her and then would sometimes be in the room during the sexual abuse that went on for years."She seemed very casual, like it was normal," She said, with Maxwell just a few feet away at the defense table. "But it did not seem normal to me.